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application dates

Application Dates:          July 8, 2024 to October 21, 2024 at midnight Pacific Time

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about the event

The National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invites oil and acrylic painters from all across North America and International Artists to apply to our exhibit honoring the Best in oil and acrylic painting. NOAPS has been showcasing the talents of oil and acrylic painters since 1991.

  • This is an INTERNATIONAL juried online competition open to ALL artists 18 years of age and older working in Oil and ACRYLIC medium. Both members and non-members of NOAPS may apply. 

200 Artworks accepted into the show and eligible for awards

noaps "on-line international exhibition" awards

Best of Show: $1000

Second Place: $500

Third Place: $300

Best Landscape: $200.00

Best Still Life: $200.00

Best People:  $200.00

Best Use of Light & Color:  $200.00

Most Innovative: $200.00

Narrative Excellence:  $200.00

Ten Awards of Excellence: $100

Ten Merit Awards: I year membership to NOAPS - $52.00 value


The TOP 200 artists will be given recognition on with Artist name, artist website address and image selected for this exhibit.


Acceptance into or awards received in the On-Line International Exhibits do not apply for NOAPS Signature or Master Status. Award payments are made through PayPal unless NOAPS is notified otherwise.  


Certificates will only be sent to artists who have won awards.  Award Certificates that have been won by artists from outside of North America will be sent exclusively by email. Award payments to artists outside North America will be paid exclusively through PayPal.

Notification Date:  December 2nd 2024 – Please check your ShowSubmit account - correct email address is necessary in order to receive notices of acceptance into the show and award payments. Award payments are paid through PayPal. Correct physical address is necessary for artists living in North America to receive Award Certificates. Please check the addresses you use on the ShowSubmit site. Should you not receive a notification by the notification date please check your spam folder.


artist eligibility

All NOAPS Members and Non-Members. This is an International Show and all countries welcome.


entry process  

All entries will be submitted via Show Submit  Show Submit provides a comprehensive ‘Help Menu’.  NOAPS is also available to help with procedural problems. 

  • Email: for assistance or use the help menu on Show Submit

  • Digital files should be saved in universal .jpeg format for Show Submit entry.  There is a maximum 30mb filesize limit. Your images minimum pixel dimension should be as large as or larger than the organizations specifications. For further information on artwork specifications see the ShowSubmit help category “Image and Filename Specifications”.

  • Jurors will not consider entries that are not displayed correctly. No frame, mat, or background visible. Be sure the image is right side up.

  • Please note: After submitting an image(s) and making payment you can still log back into your application at any time before the application deadline and change the painting that has been submitted for a different painting. If you choose to add more paintings to your application you can do so (again, log back into your original application) for $10 per image. Help in making changes to your submission can be found in the “ShowSubmit Support Center”, through Show Submit at or by contacting NOAPS at

  • Please make only one application.

terms and conditions ​​

  • Art work must be original two dimensional with mediums limited to OIL and ACRYLIC paints

  • Completed in the last three (3) years

  • Not previously accepted in any other NOAPS National Exhibit or NOAPS Online Exhibition including the Associates Online Show.

  • No Minimum or Maximum size

  • All artwork must be original and created from conception to completion by the artist in Oil and/or Acrylic only. Artists are permitted to use their own photos as reference materials in the creation of their artwork, but not photos from other sources. No mixed media, painted giclee prints, or any other type of digital or photographic reproductions in conjunction with the oil and acrylic paint qualify. No artwork copied from other artists work or published photos, or created in an instructional setting are eligible.

  • If you wish to sell the art entered, please price your art consistent with the established value of your work in U.S Dollars. NOAPS does not receive a commission. Paintings do not have to be for sale.

  • Selected paintings will be showcased on, in the NOAPS Blog, and in NOAPS Social Media.  By entering, entrants are consenting to having a reproduction of their work used for promotion of the exhibit. You are confirming the work entered is your own and copyrighted images incorporated in your work have not been used.

  • Certificates will only be provided to artists who have won awards. 

  • Entry fees are non-refundable


Current 2024 NOAPS membership is NOT required. However, we welcome your membership. To Join NOAPS click the link here:


entry fee

The fee to enter is $30 for the first image and $10 for each additional image UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 5 IMAGES.

  • Example: maximum of five (5) entries = $70 (US Currency)

  • Entry fees are non-refundable


awards judge

Carol Lee Thompson

CAROL LEE THOMPSON is Atelier trained in the methods of the Old Masters. Carol paints a wide range of subject matter including equine, landscape, animals, portraits and western themes.


Carol is featured in galleries throughout the country. Her work is part of many corporate and private collections, including the Butler Institution and the Academy Art Museum. She has been juried into 27 Museum Exhibitions. Her art hangs in Baltimore’s City Hall, the Fort McHenry National Shrine, the U. S. State Department, the Star Pass Resort in Arizona and Camden Yards Stadium in Baltimore.


Carol’s exhibits include: Women Artists of the West (WAOW) 52nd National Show, where she won Best of Show. The Society of Animal Artist’s Museum Shows; the C.M. Russell Museum Show and Small Works Great Wonders at the National Cowboy Museum. She has exhibited with Crossgate Gallery, Lexington at Saratoga/Fasig Tipton for eleven years. She participates in Settlers’ West’s Great American Miniature Show. She has been awarded First Place in the Oil Painters of America (OPA) Online-Showcase and a Regional OPA Award of Excellence. Carol has received two Sporting Art Awards, Honorable Mention, two Sam Savitt Memorial Awards for Action and the Award of Excellence with the American Academy of Equine Art (AAEA). Carol was a featured arts in the Masters of Foxhounds Centennial Exhibit. Carol has hung at the National Sporting Art Museum. She also received awards at The Cheyenne Frontier Days Show and the Salmagundi Club. She won First Place/ Animal in the Artist Magazine Competition as well as Finalist-five times. Carol won the Fredrix Spirit of America Award, Best Painting by a Maryland Artist in Plein Air Easton. She won two Awards of Excellence, Award of Merit and a Third Place in the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society(NOAPS) shows. She also won Best of Show in WAOW’s Spring Online Show. She has received nineteen various awards in International miniature competitions. In the past seven prestigious Art Renewal Center Salons, Carol has been a Finalist thirteen times, received an Honorable Mention and one of six Chairman’s Choice Awards.


Carol is a Signature Member of the OPA, AAEA, NOAPS and American Women Artists (AWA). She is a member of the Society of Animal Artists (SAA), Women Artists of the West(WAOW), as well as the Miniatures Painters Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington DC. Carol is published in several books and featured in many magazine articles.

Instagram: Carolleethompsonartist


Spring 2021 Award Judge

selection process 

Each entry is reviewed and scored by an independent jury panel.  The Jurying panel will consist of a minimum of 5 NOAPS Master Artists or Signature Members.  The panel selects paintings for the exhibit based on the quality and individual mastery of the medium.

IMPORTANT: Jurors in the panel make selections based on the image entered. Make sure the image depicts a true representation of the painting. Images that are not displayed right side up, or without proper cropping, or with frames included, will not be juried. Jurors score the image only and do not see any information about the artist 


All 200 selected works will be posted on to promote sales. Requests relating to artist’s information or sales will be forwarded to the artist. NOAPS does not receive a commission on online sales. Be sure that your website is listed on your submission if you want it published on the NOAPS website along with your painting.



Applications Dates: July 8th 2024 to October 20th 2024 at midnight Pacific Time 

Notification: Nov 25th 2024 - Reminder - incorrect email addresses will not allow notifications to be delivered

Publication on website: Nov 25, 2024 

  Your participation and support of the NATIONAL OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTERS’ SOCIETY is greatly appreciated. We wish you success in this event and may all your art career goals be met !




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The National Oil & Acrylic Painter’s Society (NOAPS)




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